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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We actually first drove here by entering the park on our GPS only to find that it lead us to private property. Using the directions from dear ol’ Snorkel Bob we found it. Small parking lot with a short jaunt to the beach although it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jilleknight
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove down to the beach instead of hiking as it was a very hot day. The beach is lovely and the turtles were swimming in the water. We also. Beach is shaded and beautiful. There are many programs you can attend at the visitors...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BLMerce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best spot for a turtle resting on the beach. And the view was great. It's a shame people ignore the signs to stay 20 feet away from the turtles. The parents apparently don't explain the rules to the kids and don't watch...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bus tour booked through Royal Carribean excursions. We stopped and were able to walk around with our guide to a few different places in the park. The terrain is a bit rough but manageable. The petroglyphs were visible but difficult to make...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank samanthao520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place! The walk from the visitor center to the beach so gorgeous! It can be a little uneven but is a reasonable length. The beach is gorgeous! We saw a bunch of turtles! Some of the turtles even climbed out and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband read about this place so we searched it out for a visit. This place was hard to find, especially because the beach next door was so crowded that we could not find the entrance. We are glad we kept looking because we learned...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this site shows how an early Hawaiian settlement survived the rugged Kona coast. hike to see four traditional mountain to sea land divisions and scared temples and some petroglyphs, as well as fishponds that show engineering of the native Hawaiians. you may see a monk...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank esqwalax
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We loved two step. The water is like from a postcard. Great snorkeling spot but wear your water shoes as it can be very slippery. Minimal parking or you have to pay.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Seren96
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

We brought snorkel gear, towels, umbrella. In hindsight, would have left it all in the car. We didn’t feel comfortable letting 7 and 10 year old snorkel in surf given slippery and sharp rocks. They had a much better time hanging out on waters edge...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Happydadoftwo
Reviewed August 25, 2019

The turtles looked so happy! It’s only a few minutes to hike to the beach then you’re there! Be sure to to take PLENTY of water! The plants grow really fast here in Hawaii!! Our favorite was the lava rock. It only took about 5...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel there
Debbie T
May 18, 2017|
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Response from 511jom | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We had a hire car.
Thomas H
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Shelley P | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the end of the marina. It is a short walk to the beach where the turtles are. On that trail is a fork, take the left one.
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